Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Eat, Drink and be with Mary"

After a wonderful 8 days it's time to fly home today.

Sam left early this morning on his bike trip back to Henderson. He's going to be riding 500 miles a day trying to get there by Sunday.

I will miss my "favorite" Aunt Mary and my Floridian cousins. I hope all the great food and drink can be worked off this month at the gym!! Wow, can we eat!

Thank you Aunt Mary for taking such good care of us as always on our visits.

I love you,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Could there be anything more precious...

on one's birthday than a "funfetti" cupcake?

Sam and I enjoyed dinner and dessert with all my Floridian cousins who came to celebrate tonight.

Thank you to my "favorite" Aunt Mary who cooked a wonderful dinner and made the day even more special with funfetti cupcakes! xxoo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

He may not be a movie star,

But when it comes to being happy, we are...
There's not a man today, who can take me away from my guy.

After a weekend in NYC for the 9-11 Anniversary ceremonies and the 3700 motorcycle rally/parade into downtown, Sam left his comm rads behind to drive to Richmond, VA to spend the night.

I arrived in sunny Fort Lauderdale after an hour delay due to "lightning" yesterday late afternoon.

Sam arrived to meet me at my Aunt Mary's home only a couple hours later. He woke up early in the morning to ride 925 miles down the east coast in an attempt to surprise me.

It had been 13 days since he left home. Not sure if he just wanted a home cooked meal or me. Okay, I suppose it was me ;o), LOL.

He is a little beat up with all the road he's rolled up under his bike and could barely stay awake through dinner and then talking with my wonderful cousins and Aunt late into the evening.

The next 10 days will be, "hopefully", relaxing for a man that can't stand or sit still for too long.

Golf anyone? Oh yes, brought our golfing shoes.
Hmmm, do you think they have golf courses in Florida?? LOL

Saturday, September 10, 2011

He's in New York, r-ally!

The boys made it to Newburgh, NY yesterday where Orange County Choppers are hosting a 9-11 Tribute Rally...

Sam met up with Long Beach Firefighters, one of which knew a high school friend of mine who is now retired from the dept.

Today he's off on a ride through the beautiful state of New York (my home state...maybe I should have "cowboy'd up" and rode the iron horse with him)...nah, he's meeting me in Fort Lauderdale next week. I think I prefer the airplane's seat, well, not so much.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A "Site" to Behold...Memorial Flight 93

After four great days spent with our friends in Chicago, hubby left yesterday morning to meet up with his comrades to finish his drive on into NYC. They spent the night in Somerset, PA and then early today they rode to witness the Memorial of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.

Sam texted that he had arrived. He said that it was a sad place. The quiet there was like the quiet we observed at the Twin Towers location in NYC in 2004.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night..."

kept my man from making it to Chicago yesterday.

Friday he left early morning from Colorado Springs, Co towards Omaha, NE for the night. He says Nebraska is the "greenest" state he's ever been in.

Yesterday morning he was back on the road or should I say "the river" to Chicago, IL. He said he almost stopped every 20 miles just to shake the water from his boots. He arrived safely yesterday afternoon at our wonderful friends, Michelle and Kelly's home. Thank you both for taking him in and drying him out.

Tomorrow they are on the way to a Chicago Cubs game. Sam's Dad's beloved team. Box seats by the way, nice, even though hubby's a White Sox fan!

Friday, September 2, 2011

He's on the road...

My man hit the road Thursday night on his ride to NYC honoring the 10th Anniversary of the Fallen Firefighters and Police Officers of September 11th.

He left at 7 pm and made it to Colorado Springs, Co Friday morning by 11 am for a round of golf with our good friend Jimmy. He's on the road again today heading for a night in Omaha, NE...then on to Chicago.

Stay safe. I love you!